Process Guidance

Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration’s tools and resources will guide your systematic review whether or not it is a Cochrane Review.

Institute of Medicine, National Academies


The Manual for Evidence Synthesis provides guidance for all types of systematic and other expert reviews.


Various Guidelines

The PRISMA Statement

PRISMA stands for Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. PRISMA has several extensions, including extensions for protocols, individual patient data, network meta-analyses, and more.

Other Relevant Publications